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Why HK needs good table manners

It's time to jaw-jaw and pass the protest baton to more experienced hands. Will the democrats step up to the plate as foreigners and Facebook get the blame for the unrest?

Talk of a polarised Hong Kong splitting into yellow (democrat) and blue (police and government) camps evokes disturbing visions of Thailand's red and yellow divide, but that is too simplistic. Lest we forget, Hong Kong is a city, not a country, and in this urban landscape, everyone is a stakeholder with largely similar interests.

IT IS time for Hong Kong's politicians to pick up the students' baton and carry forward their campaign to be heard. Not because the protests are grist to the pan-democrat mill and offer a temptingly large stick to beat the government with, but because the democratisation of Hong Kong is in...

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